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Don't miss the great posts so far for Women's March, by women members of Mefi for the month of March!

03/18/17
by taz

Widget is a fun word. "Widget."

Currently in MetaTalk:

Testing out a new US Politics sidebar widget – A little something to assist both hiders and seekers

WomensMarch 2: Electric Boogaloo – For the third year, members discuss encouraging women to make front page posts to the site with a March drive

02/07/17
by taz

It's September: Are we having fun yet?

BUNCHIE by kanarienvogelBUNCHIE by kanarienvogel

[Answer: Yes, yes, we are having the fun!]

filthy light thief proposes Happy Fun September in MetaTalk. Wheee!

09/01/16
by taz

Let's get this #WomensMarch started

Today we're kicking off #WomensMarch, the twice-makes-it-a-tradition followup to last year's excellent #JulyByWomen project. It's a month long project to encourage women in the Metafilter community to feel comfortable posting more often, or even for the first time, and if you'd like to participate, it's easy: just put together a post, and tag it with "WomensMarch" and "MonthByWomen".

And if you're a little nervous or just don't know where to start, don't worry: a bunch of generous folks have spoken up in the Metatalk thread to offer mentoring, collaboration, post ideas, and just general support for whoever wants it.

Last year's #JulyByWomen was a really positive, and really successful, community-organized initiative, and led to a huge variety of interesting posts and lots of first-time and haven't-in-a-while posters (and even some brand new members!) getting involved. We're happy it went so well, and we're excited to return to the idea this month and make #MonthByWomen a part of the Metafilter community tradition.

03/01/15
by cortex

JulyByWomen Project

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Viggorlijah posts a Metatalk inviting women to participate in a July experiment to increase front page posts by women: "Women post to the front page proportionally less often, and I want to see if we can shift that. By my calculations ... only about 8% (lowballed because women don't identify themselves always on profiles) of FPPs are made by women. This is much lower than the number of self-reported women on Metafilter, and lower than the percentage of women commenting."

07/02/14
by taz

August 'Best Post Contest' Winners

Ishi MuralIshi Mural by swirey

We threw a little contest to keep August interesting, giving away some money and prizes to the moderators' favorite posts. There were tons of great stuff to choose from and many are mentioned in the notes for our latest podcast. Check them out and thanks to everyone that participated.

09/06/12
by mathowie

Olympics: the rest of the story

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On the eve of the London Olympics, amid the media blast of popular sporting stories, Diablevert assembles all the interesting things about the olympics you might not have heard about.

07/26/12
by mathowie

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